Greek Cucumber Salmon Salad

greek cucumber salmon salad | almost getting it together

There’s a farmer’s market in South Side that I pass on my way home on Tuesdays. Tuesdays are also #trailruntuesday, where Emily (and sometimes special guest Leslie) and I run 6 miles or so after work. Trail Run Tuesday could also be named Therapy Run Tuesday because it really keeps me sane when the week isn’t even half over yet.

Anyway, I was craving cucumbers and craving a Greek Salad, thus, Greek Cucumber Salmon Salad was born. I also felt like eating something shaped like noodles, so I actually came home and made a dinner that wasn’t a turkey wrap (aka Market District smoked turkey breast, brie cheese, avocado, a ton of mustard and spinach on a brown rice wrap then pressed in my Panini Press).

greek cucumber salmon salad | almost getting it together

This is what actually making an effort for a weeknight dinner looks like.

I got sucked into buying random stuff at the farmer’s market after being a little rungry. Besides over priced cucumbers and tomatoes I ended up with a basket of peaches, marinated mushrooms, black bean dip and lemon cilantro hummus, which I promptly opened and ate with carrot sticks left over from my lunch on the way home. If I could get my hunger under control, that would be great. (Is that what I get for running 30+ miles a week?)

greek cucumber salmon salad | almost getting it together

The color of these tomatoes totally sold them for me.

This salad is assuming you already have grilled salmon on hand. If not, just grill up some salmon. We had leftover salmon from dinner the night before and I don’t believe in reheating fish so it was cold on this salad. I used marinated mushrooms I bought from the farmer’s market so you can really use whatever you find from the olive bar or something at the store. I spiralized the cucumber, but you could just slice it if you don’t have a Spiralizer.

According to the nutrition calculator I use for my recipes, this has absolutely no bad points. It’s low in sugar, low in sodium, high in protein, iron, selenium, magnesium, Vitamin C, phosphorus and Vitamin B6. I literally don’t know what half of those do, but yay trace minerals?

greek cucumber salmon salad | almost getting it together

Greek Cucumber Salmon Salad.

Greek Cucumber Salmon Salad
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Serves: 2
Ingredients
Salad
  • 3 cucumbers, spiralized
  • 2 grilled salmon fillets
  • ½ tomato, cut into wedges
  • ¼ onion, chopped
  • ½ avocado
  • ¼ cup marinated mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese
Dressing
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salad herbs
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
Salad
  1. Put half the spiralized cucumber noodles on two plates. I used blade C.
  2. Put half the tomatoes, onion, avocado and mushrooms on each plate.
  3. Add grilled salmon filets.
  4. Add half the feta cheese to each.
  5. Pour dressing as desired.
Dressing
  1. Mix all dressing ingredients in a jar or carafe and shake well.
  2. Store extra in fridge.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ recipe Calories: 428 Fat: 27.6 g Saturated fat: 5.5 g Carbohydrates: 23.8 g Sugar: 1.6 g Sodium: 215 mg Fiber: 6.5 g Protein: 27.4 g

Chat with me:
What purchases do you get sucked into at the farmer’s market/grocery store? Are you constantly hungry like me? How do you deal?

11 comments on “Greek Cucumber Salmon Salad

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Tina Muir on July 28, 2014 8:38 am

This looks absolutely wonderful Cassie, and I was actually just scratching my head wondering how I can make a salmon meal this week….this sounds perfect…..just not sure I can convince a certain someone to have another salad this week haha, we have had 2 in the last week and that may be his limit. I am pinning this for later! YUM!
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Cassie on July 29, 2014 7:49 pm

Sell it as mostly salmon with a side of veggies…

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Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon on July 28, 2014 11:30 am

YES. Feta is my life and I have salmon in my freezer wanting to be used. I love that you spiralized the cucumbers- definitely going to try this out tomorrow night since my Tuesdays are super busy and I always need a quick dinner with lots of veggies. Thanks for the inspiration! I love that you do Trail Run Tuesdays to get your mid-week ya-yas out… this week I am going for a massage (eek!!) so I seriously can’t wait for it to be over.
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Cassie on July 29, 2014 7:49 pm

AH I hope it worked for you tonight :) I have THE BEST feta from Costco, actually…

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Kelli @Hungry Hobby on July 28, 2014 4:04 pm

Spiralized Cucumber Noodles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I NEED A SPIRALIZER! This is my kind of salad simple and delicious, minus the mushrooms ;) Pinning this!

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Cassie on July 29, 2014 7:48 pm

GET ONE! Totally worth it.

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Meme on July 28, 2014 4:10 pm

This looks heavenly!! I absolutely love every ingredient in this salad. Must make ASAP!
I am such a sucker at the Farmers Market and come home with the most random ingredients! But it’s kind of fun because then I have to use my imagination to create some delicious dishes in the kitchen
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Cassie on July 29, 2014 7:48 pm

That’s such a positive way to look at it!

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Matt @ Runner Savvy on July 28, 2014 8:08 pm

Yum!

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Thalia @ butter and brioche on July 30, 2014 1:55 am

i’m always on the lookout for new salad ideas to make during the week.. definitely making this salad in my kitchen. looks delicious and so fresh & healthy.
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Cassie on August 1, 2014 10:56 pm

Hope you enjoy as much as I did!

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